It has been known for a long time that music can influence a person’s mood, and everyone has probably experienced this for themselves. Emotions are also associated with music. Whether binaural tones also have an influence on the respective person has not yet been sufficiently researched, but binaural beats can be found more and more often on the Internet. But what are binaural tones? Binaural tones are tones of different frequency, which are fed to the left and right ear.

The basic principle on which binaural tones are based, are different but similar frequencies, which are fed to the left and right ear, with which one tries to influence the human brain positively. Among other things, they are said to have a relaxing effect. Depending on the tones (frequency range), concentration or creativity is also said to be promoted. Some even claim that binaural tones improve memory and can help with sleep disorders.

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Binaural Tones

Binaural beats (tones) are said to have several effects on the brain or body. However, depending on the size of the frequency difference between the left and right ear, the effects differ, which is used. Delta waves, for example, occur when the frequency difference between the left and right ear is between 0.1 to 4 Hz. Theta waves occur between 4 to 8 Hz and alpha waves at a frequency difference between 8 to 13 Hz. Beta waves, which occur at a frequency difference between 14 to 30 Hz, are said to lift the mood and promote concentration, for example.

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Headphones are necessary for the perception of binaural beats, only in this way it comes to the superposition of sound waves in the brain, whereby a positive effect is supposed to occur, which can be very different, as already explained at the beginning. However, people with epileptic problems should refrain from using binaural sounds.

Even though the physicist Heinrich Wilhelm Dove had already discovered the binaural tones (beat) in 1839, until today only some scientific studies prove the effects, whereby a generally valid statement is not possible at the present time and everyone must decide for himself, or find out which binaural tones have positive effects for him / her.

To support its selection, one can consult the 5 known frequency ranges from neurology.

Delta frequency range (waves): 0.1 to 4 Hertz, is the phase of deep sleep. From this it is deduced that binaural tones in this frequency range could be sleep promoting.

Theta frequency range (waves): 4 to 8 hertz , is the Rem phase. From this it is inferred that binaural tones in this frequency range could have a relaxing effect and be useful for meditation.

Alpha frequency range (waves): 8 to 13 hertz is attributed to the closed eye state. From this it is inferred that binaural tones in this frequency range could be concentration enhancing.

Beta frequency range (waves): 13 to 30 hertz is the waking phase. It is inferred that binaural tones in this frequency range could be concentration enhancing.

Gamma frequency range (waves): Above 30 hertz is the phase of attention and sensory perception. From this it is deduced that binaural tones in this frequency range could have an activating effect and thus lead to better performance in sports, for example.